Sooo.. first we went to the airport at 7am and took a flight to Amsterdam, where we had to wait a while for the next flight. The long transfer time gave us a chance to check out mostly boring stores, except one that was basically thinkgeek as a physical store. We had some dutch food for lunch and poffertjes as dessert, theyâ€™re tiny poofy pancakes, delicious! We totally flew with a jumbo jet which sadly couldnâ€™t take off as something broke before starting (better than after starting I guess) and provided us with a 1.5 hour delay added to a 10 hour flight. After what seemed half a century we finally took off. The flight was mostly uneventful and sleepless, the food was very good though. We started drawing out of boredom and ended up drawing a cute plane together. Thomas abused the screen as lightbox to make a fancy version of the drawing that we gave to the captain. we couldnâ€™t deliver it personally, but the chief flight attendant gave us a nice souvenir bottle of booze as present in return.
At 9 am local time we arrived at Tokyo Narita airport, got ourselves some prepaid SIM-cards and took the train to Tokyo. In the hotel we pretty much dropped dead on the bed and after about 2 hours we met up more or less rejuvenated with Kio and Takako, friends of Thomasâ€™ family.
We had very typical japanese food for.. lunch I guess. It made us realize on how much sushi we get in Austria is made to appeal to western people, Thomas was reluctant to try the raw shrimp one… Henrieke didnâ€™t touch it. Some of it is very tasty though, once you know what to choose. Afterwards we took the taxi to Tokyo tower, a 332.5 m (1,091 ft) high structure that is loosely based on the Eiffel tower.